|Covers from Bad Ass Fairies and Bad Ass Fairies 2: Just Plain Bad, re-released by Mundania Press.|
I just learned that my story “Selk Skin Deep” has been accepted for the Bad Ass Fairies III anthology, subtitled, “In All Their Glory”.
I’m very excited!
Bad Ass Fairies 2 – Just Plain Bad won the 2009 Eppie Award. I’ll be in very good company as part of the third in the series.
Selkies are fairies from Irish and Scottish mythology, thought to have originated in northern Scottland in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Selkies are seals, living in the sea, but are able to shed their skin and become human.
The most common selkie tale is a romantic tragedy wherein a selkie female comes ashore and has her seal skin stolen. Unable to return to the sea, she marries and has children – usually with the man who stole her skin.
Years later, she finds her skin and dons it, returning to the sea and leaving her human family behind.
“Selk Skin Deep” is an alternate history that takes place during the Vietnam War, at which time President Kennedy first created the Navy SEALs program. In my story, Cade Owen is not only a SEAL, but a Selkie, who’s been assigned duty on the aircraft carrier USS Livingstone in the Gulf of Tonkin.